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Oregon Coast Aquarium

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2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
+1 541-867-3474
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Terrific Venue

Excellent exhibits on Pacific Coast. The underwater tunnel with fish all around you was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Denver, Colorado
Beautiful place

We love visiting the aquarium. Otters, seals birds and of course, fish! The tunnels are always the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vancouver, Washington
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The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newport, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Our mission is to create unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon coast and inspire ocean conservation. The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages. As one of Oregon's top tourist attractions, the Aquarium is a vital educational resource for the state, with over 40,000 students visiting the Aquarium each year. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and plays an active role in conservation and animal rehabilitation efforts.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
+1 541-867-3474
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent exhibits on Pacific Coast. The underwater tunnel with fish all around you was spectacular. Plan on spending two plus hours here.

Thank DenverJack2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love visiting the aquarium. Otters, seals birds and of course, fish! The tunnels are always the best. Staff is helpful. Don't want to eat in the cute cafe? You can hop over to Rogue. We got to visit for a wedding this time. Stunning!!

Thank jenguertin
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Aquarium is a pleasant surprise. The University maintains a knowledgeable staff [ volunteers most of them] that will be glad to show you around answer questions. The displays are set up well, allowing enough space that welcomes all. Being from the east coast I...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Always enjoy seeing the Jelly Fish and the Passages of the Deep - this is definitely a place you want to visit

Thank tdr05
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great time here with friends, watching the antics of the sea otters, seals and sea birds. It was clean and well ordered, and the staff of volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable. Good place to take the family.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the aquarium while on the Oregon Coast for the eclipse. On a Tuesday, there were plenty of people, but not overcrowded. Bought tickets online ahead of time, so no waiting in line. Plenty of docents, from greeters to animal exhibits, to answer...More

Thank Mushroomminnow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think I was mentally prepared for limited displays, but I was shocked by the cost of entry. Later in the day we saw many sea lions at Newport's Historic Bayfront and enjoyed that more.

1  Thank William J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm an aquarium fan and I rate this a B on my personal scale (North Carolina Aquariums would be my A). Feeling of something lacking, which was the lack of a great learning experience, it was more of a light entertainment experience. Interestingly arranged in...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a disappointment! It's more circus than aquarium, having seen the Aquarium in Monterey a couple of years ago, we expected this to be comparable. It isn't! Quality is low, and if you are interested in biology - go elsewhere.

Thank 269jacob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd been wanting to bring my children to visit the aquarium for quite sometime but could never stomach the huge price tag. We finally ended up visiting on my daughters birthday (free admission for her) and then found another coupon to use for my son....More

Thank oregonmomma2
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Charlotte R
5 September 2017|
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Response from Maria W | Reviewed this property |
I'm really sorry I don't know about cheaper times to go hit I'm sure there was a discount for seniors !
23 May 2017|
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Response from Katerina S | Reviewed this property |
That exhibit is absolutely breathtaking! Several types and large tanks with very large viewing windows!
Areli G
29 April 2017|
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Response from Becklab | Property representative |
Hi Areli G, As most have mentioned, much of our facility is located indoors. We do have our large marine mammals, sea otters, turkey vultures and sea bird aviary located outdoors. We can assist with umbrellas as well as... More

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